Just like the title says, this is an ad for the soundtrack that ran in 11 x 14 industry magazines.
The first one was laminated for display by the person I purchased it from; the yellow border may not be part of the original page. The back is solid yellow, so it may be mounted on a piece of yellow paper or thin board.
The second one was torn directly from some magazine and is printed much lighter (although the first’s darker appearance may be a result of the lamination/backing); the back is a paid ad by an artist thanking all his industry contacts for the success of his record. Unfortunately, neither side has the name of the magazine, a date, or even a page number.
I would much rather have had the actual issue of whatever it is, because music magazines from 1980 often contain all sorts of cool stuff unrelated to Times Square. But, since I have two copies of the ad itself, I’m not looking very hard for whatever they were published in.
The Original Soundtrack
from the Motion Picture
A Robert Stigwood Production
A 2-RECORD SET
Featuring Music by…
SUZI QUATRO, THE PRETENDERS, ROXY MUSIC, GARY NUMAN,
MARCY LEVY & ROBIN GIBB, TALKING HEADS, JOE JACKSON,
XTC, THE RAMONES, ROBIN JOHNSON & TRINI ALVARADO,
THE RUTS, D.L. BYRON, LOU REED,
DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE,
GARLAND JEFFREYS, THE CURE,
PATTI SMITH GROUP, DAVID JOHANSEN
INCLUDES THE FIRST SINGLE:
“Rock Hard” by Suzi Quatro
RSO Records, Inc. ®
©1980 RSO Records, Inc.